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Crabbers getting underway

Posted: Thursday, Dec 27th, 2012


Crew members of F/V Husker, a 50-foot fishing boat owned by Husker Fisheries Inc. of Westport, Wash., load crab pots on Wednesday in preparation for the opening of the crab season in Oregon. After a month-long delay, fisherman are finally ready to set their gear off the coast for the pre-soak period, which begins at 8:01 a.m. Friday and is followed by the start of harvesting at 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 31. (Photo by Dennis Anstine)


Pre-soak begins today, harvest starts Dec. 31

There’s been a month of delay, but the timing couldn’t be better as the West Coast crab season finally gets underway today (Friday).

As usual, good news for Oregon and Newport crab fishermen going into the season opener revolves around safety and price:

• Weather forecasters are calling for relatively calm seas and dry weather for the next 10 days;

• After several rounds of negotiations, representatives for the processors and fishermen have settled on a wholesale price of $2.30 per pound.





For the complete article see the 12-28-2012 issue.

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